Parting soul, the floods await thee

Parting soul, the floods await thee

Author: James Edmeston
Tune: PARTING SOUL
Published in 33 hymnals

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1 Parting soul, the floods await thee,
And the billows round thee roar;
Yet rejoice,--the holy city
Stands on yon celestial shore.

2 There are crowns, and thrones of glory;
There the living waters glide;
There the just, in shining raiment,
Stand by our Immanuel's side.

3 Linger not--the stream is narrow--
Though its cold, dark waters rise;
He, who passed the floods before thee
Guides thy path to yonder skies.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #968

Author: James Edmeston

Edmeston, James, born Sept. 10, 1791. His maternal grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Brewer, who for 50 years was the pastor of an Independent congregation at Stepney. Educated as an architect and surveyor, in 1816 he entered upon his profession on his own account, and continued to practice it until his death on Jan. 7, 1867. The late Sir G. Gilbert Scott was his pupil. Although an Independent by descent he joined the Established Church at a comparatively early age, and subsequently held various offices, including that of churchwarden, in the Church of St. Barnabas, Homerton. His hymns number nearly 2000. The best known are “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us” and "Saviour, breathe an evening blessing." Many of his hymns were written for c… Go to person page >

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First Line: Parting soul, the floods await thee
Author: James Edmeston

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A Collection of Hymns #431

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d728

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Church Melodies #747

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Church Psalmist #631

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Church Psalmist #631

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Church Psalmist #631

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d570

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Evangelical Hymns #213

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #662

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #662

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Hymns of the Church Militant #544

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #243

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Plymouth Collection #a1193

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1193

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #302

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Seamen's Hymns #631

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d482

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Social Psalmist #631

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d141

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #354

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #354

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #354

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Temple Melodies #351

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1193

The Choral Friend #d63

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #602

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d330

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The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #127

The Sacred Lyre #d54

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The Saint's Harp #212

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The Voice of Praise #968

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